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Art & Soul 2022 featured these events:


June 4

Kick-Off Celebration & Black Art Day

Indianapolis Artsgarden, 110 W. Washington St.

Highlights: A visual art exhibition by Shayla Williams, artist conversations, music by Bashiri Asad, a performance by Iibada Dance Co., and remarks by Mayor Joe Hogsett. The Indiana Dept. of Health offered free COVID-19 vaccines, along with routine immunizations for children and adults.

Featured Artist spotlight:

Shayla Williams, visual artist and writer


June 11

Black Dance Day

Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave.

Highlights: Performances by Epiphany Dance Collective, Iibada Dance Company, and Meraki Dance Company.

Featured Artist spotlight:

Karome Walker, choreographer 


June 19

Black Theater/Poetry Day

(as part of the Juneteenth Eastside Celebration honoring fathers, freedom, and family)
Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 E. 16th St.

Highlights: Congo Square with drumming and dance; IUPUI professor, poet and spoken word artist Lasana Kazembe; Manon Voice; AshLee Baskin; Deborah Asante; community leader and attorney Fay Williams; Asante Art Institute’s excerpt from "Star Midnight," and “In the Wind” stories, images, and songs in tribute to Major Taylor. Closing ceremony, "In Search of Hope and Restoration,” included a call to action hosted by Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. 

Featured Artist spotlight:

Chantel Massey, poet


June 24

Black Music Day

Live at the Orange Bridge / Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Highlights: Performances by Featured Artist Marrialle Sellars; the Art & Soul Band (Brenda Williams, Brandon Meeks, Richard “Sleepy” Floyd, Steven Jones, and Rob Dixon); plus Bashiri Asad and Yvonne Allu. 

Featured Artist spotlight:

Marrialle Sellars, singer & songwriter


Art & Soul Night - June 8 - The Jazz Kitchen
An evening of live music and poetry with performances by 2022 Art & Soul Featured Artists Marrialle Sellars and Chantel Massey.

June 18 & June 19  - Madam Walker Legacy Center
The Art & Soul Stage at the Madam Walker's 95th anniversary and Juneteenth celebration featured 2022 Art & Soul Featured Artist Marrialle Sellars and performers from previous years.

Art & Soul Night at The Alley - August 5 - The Cabaret
Performances by 2022 Featured Artists Marrialle Sellars and Chantel Massey in the Alley at Library Square, a casual outdoor setting.

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